Rating: 4.55 stars
31 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Similar in flavor and style to hash browns and eggs, this delicious Japanese dish works wonderfully as breakfast, lunch, or dinner, especially for those not completely ready for the traditional raw fish or white rice. This is my sister's most requested dish.

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 1 servings
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Directions

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  • Heat a skillet over medium heat, and coat with cooking spray. Add the cooked rice, 2 tablespoons ketchup, ham, and cheese, if using. Cook and stir until the ingredients are well combined and heated through, about 8 minutes. Scoop the mixture onto a serving bowl and shape into an oval.

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  • In a bowl, beat eggs and salt and pepper. Heat a small skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Add egg mixture; cook over medium heat. As eggs set, lift edges, letting uncooked portion flow underneath. Use a spatula to gently fold the eggs into a cocoon shape. When eggs are completely set, remove from the heat.

  • Place the omelet on top of the rice and run a knife length-wise through the top layer of the omelet. It should open like a butterfly and drape over the rice. Top with the final tablespoon of ketchup and a sprinkle of parsley.

Nutrition Facts

521 calories; protein 26.7g; carbohydrates 59.3g; fat 20.2g; cholesterol 403.2mg; sodium 1299.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (41)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2011
I am Japanese and have made Omurice many times but using a processed cheese was new for me but it was good! Omurice is Japanese not Omo-rice as Korean. You may know Omo-rice for Korean maybe similar to Omurice but this is definitely Japanese Omurice that my mom used to make when I was a kid and living in Japan (I was born and rainsed in Japan). Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/20/2017
A bit too ketchup-y Read More
31 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2011
I am Japanese and have made Omurice many times but using a processed cheese was new for me but it was good! Omurice is Japanese not Omo-rice as Korean. You may know Omo-rice for Korean maybe similar to Omurice but this is definitely Japanese Omurice that my mom used to make when I was a kid and living in Japan (I was born and rainsed in Japan). Read More
(51)
Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2011
the recipe is great:).. but i do have a correction: its actually called omo-rice which is korean not japanese Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2011
Used tofu instead of ham and reduced the cheese quite a bit. Loved it!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2011
This was a great way to use up some leftover brown rice I have from some takeout I had from the night before. I modified the recipe by using some lamb bacon and adding a small onion to the ingredients. I cut up the bacon into cubes and diced the onion. I cooked them together in the pan till the onion was translucent then I added the rest of the rice ingredients. It added an extra 10 minutes to the cooking time. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
11/17/2011
Added onion skipped the cheese. Katsu instead of ketchup. Will fill omelet and add cheese with leftovers. Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
04/26/2016
This is a great! Omu-raisu is one of my favorite dishes from Japan. The processed cheese sort of threw me off at first but now I see a little cheddar would only add more flavor to the yummy "omelet taste". I like to use chicken most of the time instead of ham but ham is great too! One thing I was surprised about though was that it doesn't call for all the yummy vegetables. I like frying up some chopped onion peppers julienned carrots and chopped tomato before adding the rest of the ingredients. I think that really adds flavor and interest to the dish. My husband prefers an over-easy egg on his and my kids like to eat theirs with toast and a strip of bacon.;) Yum! Overall by it's self this is a great recipe though and can be made for breakfast or dinner! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2013
Used Soyrizo to make it vegetarian. Have made it about 10 times so far so it must be pretty good! Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2013
Followed recipe as directed except used Extra sharp shredded cheddar. Absolutely delicious!!! Never expected rice and eggs to taste so good together. I'll be making this again! Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2012
DELICIOUS! No ham or processed cheese on hand but very good nonetheless. I substituted an extra sharp white cheddar for the processed cheese and luckily upon cooking the cheese mellowed out quite a bit giving the rice a nice consistency and a great taste in combination with the ketchup! Read More
(1)
Rating: 3 stars
01/20/2017
A bit too ketchup-y Read More